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Trump & The Death Throes of White Power

Donald Trump is a threat to American democracy.  He’s also a symptom. The 10.7M Americans who voted for him in the fractional, factional primaries, are part of the death throes … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Media Metrics Mulligan – Should Polls Be Adjusted for Racial Bias?

We know, through repeated polling, that about 50% of the country, the paler 50%, believes that President Barack Obama is an “other,” a Kenyan, Socialist, a Kenyan Socialist, and all … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

President Obama’s No-Win War: Presiding While Black (PWB)

The President of the United States is engaged in a no-win war. Not with Syria, but with the hard big-W White far Right of The Dead Billionaires Club and their … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is the Neocon-Tea Party War Running American Democracy Over the Political Cliff?

The future of this Democracy is no longer a Republican-Democrat thing. It rests in the results of a dogfight for the steering wheel of the GOP’s 1966 Thunderbird as it … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

It’s the Fear of the ‘Other’, Stupid: Of Romney, Racism, Republicans and Make-Belief

At the final debate President Obama was on point, clearly knowledgeable versus being coached, and had the better one-liners of the evening. He’s also still the black guy to about … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

When Politics Becomes Religion

“I Don’t Believe the Liberal Media”  is a bumper sticker, a mantra, and an ignorant badge of honor and a disturbing trend: Ignorance is Right-hip.  Birtherism, and baseless claims of … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Trojan Library: Is Lying Like Republicans a Path to Progressive Victory?

Should Democrats use the same tactics as Republicans, employ deceptive negative advertising?  American voters seem Pavlovianly conditioned to respond to it after two generations.  The modern tale of the Trojan Library, … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Romney’s Rat Poison Victories: It is not ‘Inevitability,’ It’s Vulnerability.

UPDATED – We’ve been tracking the aftermath of the GOP primaries and watching the superficial spin by the mainstream media. They want Romney to win, to fit the standard narrative. … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

Of Santorum and Secularism: Religion is the New “Birther” Code for GOP Veiled Racism

  I must have missed Mr. Obama’s war on Christmas in 2011. In my part of the country, Christmas decorations had been hung, since before Halloween, I might add, in … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Will Republicans Take This Pledge? Leave Racism Out of Campaign 2012

  Before the next ballot is cast, let us challenge Republicans: Take one pledge: Publicly denounce birtherism and racism at all campaign events, meetings. Repudiate its use by any Super … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

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